4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2017 4:18 AM by redfury

    does AMD Radeon™ HD 6450 support sleep mode in windows 10

    batrot

      I ask this question because I have two new ASRock MBs, both with add-on graphics cards.  One MB allows sleep; but the other does not list that option in Windows 10 power cfg.

       

      The card which apparently does not support sleep (a powercfg query says S0, S1, S2 and S3 are not available) is an older PCIe generic.  Using the info from Belarc Advisor, I see the card uses simple  Microsoft drivers, which I updated.  The card itself seems to an nVidia chipset.  But it's old, and having already downloaded and installed a driver update suggested by ASRock did nothing to enable sleep.  In fact, one site I checked indicated this is an AGP card, but it fits in the PCIe slot perfectly.  (Are the slots identical?  I don't know.)

       

      Here is the output  for my cfg query:

      >>>

      powercfg /availablesleepstates

      The following sleep states are available on this system:

          Hibernate

          Fast Startup

       

      The following sleep states are not available on this system:

          Standby (S1)

              The system firmware does not support this standby state.

              An internal system component has disabled this standby state.

                      Graphics

       

          Standby (S2)

              The system firmware does not support this standby state.

              An internal system component has disabled this standby state.

                      Graphics

       

          Standby (S3)

              An internal system component has disabled this standby state.

                      Graphics

       

          Standby (S0 Low Power Idle)

              The system firmware does not support this standby state.

       

          Hybrid Sleep

              Standby (S3) is not available.

      <<<

       

      I just want to know if the AMD Radeion HD 6450 does support that sleep option before I buy one.  I would imagine most newer cards do, but this one is not that new.  I assume it does job, but don't want to waste money.

       

      BTW, I have checked several places to see if I could enable sleep on this system, but no luck.

       

      Thanks for your help.

       

      Bob